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The effort to keep fuel flowing for the American military has led to questionable alliances in Kyrgyzstan and allegations of corruption entangling the US government.

 Five years after alerting authorities that she was gang-raped in Iraq, KBR/Halliburton employee Jamie Leigh Jones will finally get her day in court

 What is the secret to Ahmad Chalabi's success in Iraq? Some say it lies in his close family ties to the country's leading banks.

Jeremy Scahill discusses how Haiti's earthquake creates the perfect environment for security contractors to intervene and take advantage of the lawless state.

Has a major military contractor in Afghanistan created an Astroturf organization to promote long-term US engagement?

A growing number of lawmakers are starting to ask: if ACORN's federal funding should be under intense scrutiny, why aren't the billions of dollars going to out-of-control contractors being regulated?

In the wake of Jamie Leigh Jones's highly publicized charges, a woman comes forward with new allegations of a brutal sexual assault and cover-up at a KBR camp in Iraq.

He calls private security forces "unaccountable" but may use them in Iraq. Meanwhile, Clinton wants to ban them. UPDATED

What a boondoggle 9/11 has been for the merchants of war.

Who will mete out justice for America's merchants of death?

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Two major anti-Iran groups in DC are more than they appear.

August 11, 2014

Defenders of the Constitution should thank antiwar activists who succeeded in getting the Senate to drop language that would have dramatically extended the warmaking powers of presidents. Bizarrely, the prime backers of the move, which would have made Obama fare freer to wage wars of whim, were Republicans.

July 7, 2011

“The implications of allowing a US citizen to assemble a legion in any foreign country, and especially in a combustible region like the Middle East, are serious and wide-ranging,” they allege.

May 23, 2011

Blackwater's Erik Prince is building an army of mercenaries for the United Arab Emirates. One that includes no Muslims. What is going on here?

May 17, 2011

Whether or not torture procured any clues leading to bin Laden’s death, Trump's birther base can obsess over it, magnifying every rumor out of all proportion.

May 5, 2011

London is peddling weapons to Egypt's military. Already.

February 21, 2011

A coalition of liberals, antiwar activists, Tea Party types and deficit hawks are getting out the axe for the Pentagon's bloated budget.

February 16, 2011

The businessman also alleges he witnessed Blackwater's cocaine- and hashish-laced "frat parties gone wild" and random shooting at Iraqi civilians.

September 23, 2010

If public schools or Medicare providers were held to the same standards as military contractors, they'd never have to beg for cash.

July 29, 2010